ACC Honors Companies For Energy Efficiency Initiatives

May 9, 2018
The American Chemistry Council honors 13 of its member companies for implementing energy efficiency improvements.

At the 2018 Responsible Care Conference and Expo, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) honors 13 of its member companies for implementing energy efficiency improvements. ACC presented a total of 39 awards to these companies, 13 of which were deemed programs of “Exceptional Merit.” 

The Responsible Care Energy Efficiency Awards program is among ACC’s many ongoing initiatives to improve energy efficiency. Member companies are required to consider operational energy efficiency as well as waste minimization, reuse and recycling when developing their environmental, health, safety and security plans.

The 2018 Energy Efficiency Award winners were selected from the following five categories:

  • The “Energy Efficiency Program” award is given to companies with broad programs to achieve energy-efficiency improvements, with components such as establishing energy teams, goal setting, communications, management support and recognition.
  • The “Significant Improvement in Manufacturing” award is given to companies that improve energy efficiency in their manufacturing operations through technical innovations, creative projects or novel procedures or actions.
  • The “Environmental Impact” award is given for initiatives with substantial environmental benefits, including reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to improvements in energy efficiency.
  • The “Non-Manufacturing Improvement” award is given for improvements resulting from energy-efficient lighting, insulation and other building improvements, as well as other non-manufacturing energy improvements.
  • The “Public Outreach” award is given for an effective program of involvement with the community regarding energy efficiency and related environmental impact activities.

The companies receiving awards in 2018 are:

Albemarle Corporation

BASF Corporation  


Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP  



Eastman Chemical Company 

ExxonMobil Chemical Company 

Hexion Inc.  

The Lubrizol Corporation 

Olin Corporation  

Occidental Chemical Corporation


Individual ACC member companies nominate specific projects for recognition under the award program. The judging committee that determined the winners is comprised of selected ACC member companies.  

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